Gilbert Nakweya

Gilbert Nakweya

Total 17 Posts
Science and Technology Journalist/Writer

Electric cars could help cut air pollution in most Afrikan cities

Afrika need to boost the use of electric cars to help the continent address transportation-induced air pollution.

Innovative urban agriculture could increase food security

Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in Afrikan cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban planning say that urban agriculture has been neglected in urban planning and development agenda. Agricultural activities

Local solutions to tackle challenges facing Afrika's cities

Partnerships involving researchers, policymakers and industry should be promoted to help address challenges facing urbanisation in Africa and foster sustainable cities, a conference has declared. The conference on sustainable cities, which was held this month (3-6 July) in Ghana and attended  by experts mainly from the academic and government institutions,

Device for testing malaria without a need for drawing blood wins top engineering prize

An innovative device that tests for malaria without the need for drawing blood and a laboratory technician has won a 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The non-invasive innovation dubbed Matibabu, which means treatment in Swahili, is a low-cost, reusable device that clips onto a patient’

Going beyond piloting technologies for agriculture

Creating and scaling up technologies to increase agricultural productivity and combat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa requires formulating and implementing policy frameworks that use innovative solutions, experts say. These policies, according to the experts, should be synchronised from key sectors such as agriculture, energy and transport to help address the

A new journal dedicated to Afrikan research has been launched

A new peer-reviewed, open access inter- and multidisciplinary scientific journal to showcase African research known as Scientific African has been launched. The journal launched at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in Rwanda this week (26-28 March) aims to offer African researchers and scientists the opportunity to publish and showcase their

Afrika has inadequate and unreliable livestock data

Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Afrika could increase livestock productivity if efforts towards creating reliable data systems, especially on livestock diseases, are strengthened, experts say. The experts from academic institutions, government and the private sector from Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Australia, Canada, and Scotland told a forum in Kenya last month (20-22 February)